Title: Cost of Hiring Translators
Date: November 11, 1910
Source: Minnesota Historical Society
Description: This is a document that was filed in an effort to get repayment for miners who had to hire translators.
- The money for the interpreters was taken from the wages of the workers at the rates listed on the chart. How could a $5 reduction in wages affect a worker?
- What does the investigator suggest when he writes that the money was deducted "ostensibly to pay interpreters"?
- Why would an interpreter be necessary for the mine workers?
- Some of the workers listed on this chart were charged for interpreters more than once. Why would this be?